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PLMA Cancels November Show; Plans Feb. 1-5 Virtual Event

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has canceled its Nov. 15-17 show and will instead host PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week a virtual event set for February 1-5, 2021. The change comes because of continuing uncertainties concerning the health and safety of participants at large-scale, in-person gatherings. PLMA said it would return to its annual […]

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Dan Lehtonen

Industry Veteran Dan Lehtonen, 60, Killed in Crash

Dan Lehtonen, a well-known frozen food industry executive, was killed Aug. 17 in a car accident in Tooele County. He was 60 and lived in Draper, Utah. A life-long food industry veteran, he held leadership positions with Good Karma Foods, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, and spent nearly 20 years with Schwan’s Consumer […]

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‘For manufacturers that are too small to be a priority at a larger provider, the RLS network provides the ideal combination of responsive service and scalability.’ Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based RLS Logistics ( has created a joint venture allowing customers to work with regional family-run cold storage providers nationwide. Small- and mid-sized manufacturers of frozen and […]

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They’re for the best merchandising and marketing events in the industry during the March Frozen Food Month promotion. Another 37 silver awards will go to regional winners. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa., will present 25 Golden Penguin Awards to the national winners of its 2020 March Frozen Food Month promotion. Presentations […]

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Leading producer of pasture-raised eggs and butter has posted 33% CAGR in net revenue between 2015 and 2019.   Austin, Tex.-based Vital Farms, billed as the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs and butter and the second largest U.S. egg brand by retail dollar sales, filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and […]

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Spicy Mini Snack Bites

Minneapolis-based General Mills ( brings the hot chili pepper and lime flavor of one of Mexico’s favorite tortilla chip brands to the frozen snack category. Ready in as little as two minutes, bite-size Totino’s Takis Fuego Mini Snack Bites are filled with cheese and then dusted with Takis Fuego seasoning for a super-spicy punch. The […]

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Plant-Based Turkey Burger

Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods ( adds a second plant-based burger to its Perfect meat alternative lineup. Made with clean ingredients and infused with real carrots, sweet potatoes and butternut squash, the Perfect Turk’y Burger boasts the look, taste and texture of traditional turkey burgers without the meat. Each gluten- and soy-free, Non […]

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Plant-Based Dips

Delphos, Ohio-based Lakeview Farms ( launches a line of Non GMO Project-verified plant-based dips designed for merchandising in the produce section. Offered under the new Fresh Provisions brand, the dairy-free dips are made with fava beans, white beans and chickpeas and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Available varieties include Classic Ranch, Dill Pickle, […]

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